The number of Asian rhinoplasty procedures being performed by facial plastic surgeons has been increasing dramatically over the past few years. While it is unclear what exactly has caused this spike in rhinoplasty procedures, what is clear is that anyone seeking an Asian rhinoplasty should choose their surgeon carefully as there are special considerations in performing the procedure. Having trained under some of the best facial plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills, Dr. Kulbersh understands the importance of giving his rhinoplasty patients a natural-looking result when performing an ethnic rhinoplasty.
Asian Rhinoplasty Considerations
The term “ethnic rhinoplasty” refers to any rhinoplasty performed on a non-Caucasian patient, with “Asian rhinoplasty” more specifically referring to the form and structure of the Asian nose. While every patient is unique, there are general characteristics of each ethnicity that make the nose different from one to the next. For instance, the Asian nose typically has a depressed nasal bridge, thick skin, thin cartilage, a flat and broad radix, and soft nasal tip. For these reasons, it makes sense then that an ethnic rhinoplasty in Charlotte should be tailored to these unique characteristics.
When Dr. Kulbersh performs an Asian rhinoplasty, his goal is always to create an aesthetically pleasing, natural appearance, while preserving the characteristics of my patient’s Asian ethnicity. In the past, rhinoplasty surgery was performed in the same manner on all patients, regardless of ethnicity. This, however, did not address each individual patient’s unique nasal characteristics and often left patients with an unbalanced appearance and a nose that did not quite fit the rest of their face.
For a typical Asian nose, the nose has to be built up to create a nose that comes out farther from the face. Bringing the nose out will help bring definition to the nasal dorsum and nasal tip. Augmenting the nose has been historically done with natural tissue and cartilage, or a silicone implant. While both techniques have pros and cons, we believe in using the body’s natural cartilage as it has a lower rate of infection, rejection, and extrusion. Extrusion is when the silicone implant causes damage to the skin and erodes through it. It can be a difficult problem to correct. Learn more about rhinoplasty from medlineplus.gov.
Why Choose Carolina Facial Plastics?
While training under the best facial plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills, Dr. Kulbersh was exposed to the diversity of patients in Los Angeles and was able to hone in on the special techniques and skills necessary for performing a successful ethnic rhinoplasty. Dr. Kulbersh knows that often his patients are not looking for a drastic, face-altering nose job, rather a subtle change to the aesthetic that puts their face in balance. This is especially important when performing an Asian rhinoplasty so as not to diminish the ethnic characteristics of the face and nose.
Contact Charlotte Rhinoplasty Today!
If you are considering an ethnic rhinoplasty and want a natural-looking result that takes into consideration your unique ethnic characteristics, contact our practice in Charlotte, North Carolina today to schedule a consultation. Call (704) 842-3644 to schedule your appointment where we will discuss your unique case and your desired outcome. It is important to see a plastic surgeon experienced in ethnic rhinoplasty when considering the procedure, so we encourage you to call us today.
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